PRIVACY POLICY

It is QCES’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to www.qces.com.au (hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “www.qces.com.au”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.  We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.  You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, QCES collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. QCES’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how QCES’s visitors use its website. From time to time, QCES may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
QCES also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://www.qces.com.au blog posts. QCES only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Information We May Collect

  • We may collect the following information:
  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and / or offers

Personal Information

Certain visitors to QCES’s websites choose to interact with QCES in ways that require QCES to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that QCES gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at https://www.qces.com.au to provide a username and email address.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.  We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.  We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

QCES are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.   The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links To Other Websites

Our website may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Personal Information

QCES discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on QCES’s behalf or to provide services available at QCES’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using QCES’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. QCES will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, QCES discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when QCES believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of QCES, third parties or the public at large.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes 
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us. 

You can be assured that QCES will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Aggregated Statistics

QCES may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. QCES may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, QCES does not disclose your personally-identifying information.

How We Use Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, QCES uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. QCES uses cookies to help QCES identify and track visitors, their usage of https://www.qces.com.au, and their website access preferences. QCES visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using QCES’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of QCES’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to QCES’s use of cookies.

E-commerce

Those who engage in transactions with QCES – by purchasing QCES’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, QCES collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with QCES. QCES does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, QCES may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in QCES’s sole discretion. QCES encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.